Maltese-American presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has emerged as the stand-alone Democratic front-runner for Iowa in the latest poll conducted by CNN.
CNN, along with the Des Moines Register and Mediacom, has released a poll that puts Buttigieg ten points ahead of his Democratic rivals, making it the first time that the Maltese-American has emerged as a favourite for the Democratic seat.
According to the poll, Buttigieg enjoys 25% support in the state, with Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden tied for second place at 15%.
Buttigieg’s favourability has increased significantly since September’s numbers, which show a 16% change, from 9% to 25%.
The Iowa Caucus takes place in 11 weeks on February 3rd and is a good indicator of Democratic candidates’ strategies moving forward. In fact, since 2000, every Democrat who has won the Iowa caucuses has gone on to win the presidential nomination of their party.
If the current trend continues for Buttiegieg, we could very well see him as the Democratic presidential candidate and, maybe one day, as President of the United State of America!